Tuesday, July 20, 2010

A long, long time ago

Once upon a time, a long, long time ago, it was Marli's Adoption shower. I say that, as I am so far behind in blogging, that it is now almost a legend! Life has been incredibly busy recently, as as you all know, when that happens, blogs go out the window somewhat.

I thought I'd just take a second, however, to post a photo or two of Marli's tea, as it was rather lovely. High tea has to be one of my favorite things. I think it's one of the only 'British-isms' I have left in me (oh, and maybe Marmite)

Good friends were invited and we supped on cardamon, earl gray and herb teas. My friend Sima kindly organized it for me, and the food was fantastic, from curried chicken sandwiches to lots of cakes. The table looked lovely, and all credit goes to Mr Colin (husband) for taking such great shots of the table before we attacked it. The tea set pictured here is from the UK, from the 20's or 30's I think.

I have been working on many things recently, including glass designing and casting, and creating a work studio in our yard (now we are currently not moving) so I will try and post more of all of those things at some point.

Mr Baxter continues to come and go, although I haven't seen him much as I fear he was scared by all the banging and crashing whilst the studio was being built.
Baby is into everything and more, dogs are well, and me, well, I'm just exhausted!!


  1. Such an image if Britain, even though it was not:)

  2. Hi Joanna,
    High tea? Wonderful! Tell me, are those cherries on the cake stand - they look big enough to be peaches! Marmite? I was brought up on Patum Pepperum but I grew out of it. I remain a Marmite fan. It is the second day of the packers being in to wrap all our possessions. They move our stuff into storage next Monday and Tuesday. I had forgotten how tiring moving was - I know, I have some tea and cake!

  3. Nice pictures. Perhaps a potluck high tea to christen the studio? Get plenty of rest...

  4. Hi Laurie! Hope the move goes well - I've been meaning to stop by and leave you a comment. Yes, those are cherries! I have never heard of Patum Pepperum - what the devil is it?

    Make sure to keep the teapot handy when you move!!

  5. HI Joanna,

    Patum whatsit is best know as Gentlemen's relish. Wikipedia says:

    Gentleman's Relish is a type of anchovy paste. It is also known as Patum Peperium. It is spread thinly on hot, buttered white toast - yum!

    Two days of packing went well. Now, where is my suit - ah, packed! Panic!

    Just the removal next week to go. Then let the house-hunting begin!

  6. Ugh! sounds disgusting - but I'll take your word for it that it tasted good!
    Good luck house hunting!